Naturally Autistic® ANCA® – Autistic People, People First. Autistic people speak for themselves. Via multimedia presentation and live interaction autistic people share their past experiences and how they view themselves in society versus how they believe society views them.
Participants will gain first hand information about what it is like to be autistic in the various environments such as school, social/recreational and in the work place.
Speaking engagement Goals/objectives:
1. Through the multimedia presentation, an opportunity is provided to view what autistic individuals “can do” rather than what they cannot do.
2. Participants gain an understanding of how autistic individuals communicate effectively within a group environment exemplifying what can be successfully achieved when naturally supported and bridged into society.
3. Participants will gain first hand information about what it is like to be autistic in the various environments such as school, social/recreational and in the workplace.
Leonora Gregory – Diagnosed in the early 1990’s, author of “Anthony’s Story – an autistic mother and her autistic son”, Leonora’s writings and direct teaching on the cognitive development of autistic children have made her a sought after teacher and speaker. Her tireless support of autistic children and adults has impacted greatly on the lives of Autistic People throughout Canada, the USA and has outreached and supported individuals and families in over 30 countries throughout the world. Leonora has been teaching children and adults for over 40 years. Co-founder of the Naturally Autistic ANCA brand. *The ANCA organisations have been supporting autistic individuals for over 22 years.
Charlie Collura is self-identified and a graduate of McMaster University. He is co-founder of the Naturally Autistic® ANCA® organizations; ANCA® Consulting Inc, and ANCA® Foundation. Charlie is an educator, workshop presenter, writer and consultant. He has over thirty years of experience working with autistic children and adults in the public school, group home, community and consulting settings.
2016 Speaking & Event schedule:
January 28 – AWAF PR Launch;
February 25 – CONNECTED: A film about autistic people – private screening and Q & A;
April 2 – World Autism Day – AWAF 7th annual Kick-Off (Vancouver, B.C, Canada);
April 24 – Turkish Cultural Society (Vancouver, B.C, Canada);
April 28-May 1 – Life Fest Film Festival (Hollywood, LA, California, USA);
May 11 – Mompreneurs – a division of Easy Daysies Inc. (Port Moody, B.C., Canada);
May 12 – Roundhouse Radio (Vancouver, B.C, Canada);
June 3 – 9 NEW YORK – HIFF AWARDS – HOBOKEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
June TBA – Sunshine Coast, B.C., Canada
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“For the first time, we have the opportunity to get answers from the source. Those questions you’ve longed to ask. ANCA will teach you to find the answers.” — Virginia Renaud, parent facilitator – Autism Society of British Columbia